Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Update to: Number of Shocks ('one' = 95)

The standard duration for torturing, I mean tasering, a victim is apparently five seconds. Now it has become clear that the X26 Instrument of Torture produces 19 shocks per second. The less-accurate 'Advanced' M26 Instrument of Torture produces somewhere between 11 and 25 shocks per second.

So "one" 5-second X26 tasering is actual 95 individual electrocutions.

What this means is the following: If a victim was tasered with an X26 'four times', then it actually means that they were electrocuted perhaps 380 times.

By way of another example, if someone was tasered for 2 minutes and 49 seconds, then they would have been electrocuted THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND ELEVEN (3,211) times (or perhaps 4,225 times if it was the M26).

Some 'unlikely' side-effects (such as death as one example) become ever more likely. Something that is 'unlikely', multiplied by big numbers, becomes certainty.

And with the original Taser-provided training stating something like 'Shock them until they comply' and 'It's perfectly safe and good for them', you can see that the less intelligent police-bots will sometimes get locked-up in an endless-loop when dealing with people in medical distress.

It's pretty clear to me that Taser's liability is significant. But that's just MY opinion.

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